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Pickets Protest Election at Honduran Consulate in S. F.
Protesters called for "no recognition of the coup regime and its election."
OAKLAND - A mass picket at the Honduran Consulate in San Francisco slammed the elections held in Honduras today. Protesters described the elections as a sham organized by a government installed by a military coup. They demanded that there be, "no recognition of the coup regime and its election."
The picket started at 11 a.m. in front of the Flood Building at 870 Market Street, which houses the Honduran Consulate. By noon the picket swelled to more than one hundred, drawing attention from many on lookers due to its proximity to shopping and tourist attractions at the intersection of Market and Powell Streets.
Bull horns belted out slogans in Spanish and English denouncing the coup regime. The picketers were a diverse crowd, with a large proportion of Latinos including Hondurans. The picket was organized by the Bay Area Latin America Solidarity Coalition. (contact: Balasc [at] balsac.org http://balsac.org )